August 2, 2018Refugees and Displaced Persons
The United Nations Refugee Agency reports that one person is forcibly displaced from their home every two seconds as a result of conflict or persecution. We have seen the photographs of Syrian refugee camps in Turkey and Lebanon, and read about Somali refugees flooding into Yemen. Worldwide, refugees—citizens who flee their own country for another—number more than 20 million. But that number is dwarfed by a more silent and devastating crisis: the over 40 million who are internally displaced.
March 22, 2018Women and Women's Rights
In twenty-three rounds of Afghanistan-Taliban peace talks, women were at the table just twice. They need formal roles in any new talks to protect their own progress.
February 6, 2018NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
A recent article in Foreign Policy argued that NATO's new Cyber Operations Center signaled the alliance was becoming more aggressive in cyberspace. Is that really the signal NATO was trying to send?
November 10, 2011
Colonel Willard Buhl Short Bio I am currently a military fellow, U.S. Marine Corps, at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York. I joined CFR after the great privilege and honor of comman…
September 25, 2017Women and Women's Rights
Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Heather Higginb…